Sunday, April 29, 2012

Enjoying the Garden

We had a lovely day today.  Lots of sunshine.  In fact, there was not a cloud in the sky.  I was outside for most of the day and my nose is probably sunburned.  I worked in the garden all afternoon.  There is so much to do.  I transplanted a few things, but mostly I pulled and dug out weeds.

The garden was full of butterflies today.  I was able to take a couple of great photos.  This first one is of a Question Mark Butterfly.  I had to look that one up.  I don't think I have ever seen one before.  Well I probably have.  I just didn't know the name of it.  At some times there were 10 or more of these fluttering around my early flowers.


There were also a lot of Red Admiral butterflies.  Here is a photo of both the Question Mark butterfly and the Red Admiral butterfly on my cherry tree.


I decided to update my header.  These butterflies make me so happy!


7 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

You got some great photos of the butterflies! I have seen some in my backyard but not while I am outside. I have heard that there are record numbers of early butterflies this year so I hope some are in my area.

Pat said...

LOVE your butterfly photos!!!

wackywoman said...

Great snaps Hetty.

Terry said...

Great pictures! We don't have many butterflies yet, but they'll be back soon I hope! I miss them when they're gone!

Anonymous said...

Signs of spring. Butterflies!
We had some too. Mostly just sitting on the warm stones in front of the house.
Makke.

W. Latane Barton said...

I love your new header. Butterflies are such fascinating creatures. I love to watch them flit from flower to flower like they are dancing on the wind.

hakucho said...

Love, love, LOVE your butterfly photos :) I can see why you used it for your header....perfect!!